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>> the inner harbor is gearing up for the big fourth of july celebrations. i have details in a live report. >> some pre fourth of july fireworks at the casey anthony corymb as the case goes to jury. the judge warned both sides. >> will we have clear skies for tonight's display? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am lisa robinson. >> i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> what is going to be tonight? >> we have a chance for some of thunderstorms, 30%. that means there is a 7% chance there will not be thunderstorms. most of you will be fine. -- there is a 70% chance that the will not be any thunderstorms. the humidity is 87%. it should stay dry for most of the day. then we have the chance for some showers or thunderstorms. it will be a high with a high temperature around 90 -- it will be hot. now to the news desk. >> preparations are underway for the big fourth of july celebration in baltimore. >>
. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. the big story is casey antany gone free after 1,006 days in jail and 12 days after a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter, caylee, casey anthony is a free woman. >> this is the scene. casey appears to say thank you to one of the law enforcement officers before she is led out the door by her attorney. kristen dahlgren was there and she joins us live from orlando with the latest. kristen, good morning. >> good morning, lester. well, news choppers lost sight of casey anthony's suv last night so we don't know where she is, other than for the first time in almost three years she's not waking up here at the orange county jail. you can probably hear some protesters are still here. with all the protest and publicity, so much talk about using decoys or sneaking out a back door. in the end, she walked right out the jail's front door. just minutes after midnight, a first glimpse at casey anthony free woman. in a bright pink shirt and showing little emotion, she and her attorney, jose baez, wasted no time. >> she wa
to be a very busy place. we got the folk line festival under way behind me, also the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheap
, and maria. big congratulations to all of them. >> great to see that. al has the morning off. let's get the weather from the weather channel's maria la rosa. >> here at home, the weather is quiet, at least for now. as we head into the afternoon, a few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. otherwise, partly cloudy. >>> willie, back to you. >> maria, thanks. >>> new details this morning about the apparent unraveling of the sexual assault case against former imf chief dominick strauss-kahn. this just days after he was suddenly released from house arrest. nbc's jeff rossen is with us with more. jeff, good morning. >> willie, good morning to you. he really hit the town this weekend. literally overnight dominick strauss-kahn went from ankle bracelets to freedom. he can go anywhere he wants in the country but yet he remains in new york near the scene of the alleged crime. this morning we're learning more about the case and hotel made sto maid story. within hours of his release, dominick strauss-kahn flashed a smile and took his wife to dinner. the man who sat in a kril at rikers as an ac
with lester holt in for matt. and the big question is, where is casey anthony? >> a good question. a lot of cameras when she was released early sunday morning. but she hasn't been seen since, which may be a good idea for now, since her lawyers say she has been receiving death threats since the not guilty verdict. we'll have the latest in a live report, coming up. >>> and on a different topic, with this economy and people struggling to make ends meet, we've got some tips for you to get the best deals out there. prices up across the board with everything from food to technology to travel. the cost of a plane ticket has gone up 15% the last year. so we're going to show you how you can cut your bills, and find the best deals. >> relike that segment. okay and savannah. >> do we all remember show and tell from school? >> of course. >> this week, natalie and i are going to have some fun. we're all teaching each other a skill. and al noticed i could use some help in the cooking department, so here he is trying to teach me how to barbecue. >> i'm sure you did a good job. >> he did a great job. >>
. >> i was just filling in the house and heard a big explosion. >> when hiram butler came outside, the vivid image esol stuck in his head -- the be the image he's all stuck in his head. apparently the driver of this white mercedes caused a three- car accident. police say it all started here in the 2000 block of liberty hyde 70. police say a suspect shot a man of times in his arm and leg and then took off in his car. police put out a description of the car. >> we got a call moments later stating that that white mercedes had crashed. it struck two vehicles, ejecting one man out of the vehicle, a van that was moving. >> the driver of the van was rushed to the hospital in serious but stable condition that he is expected to survive. at least two people ran out of the mercedes and try to get away. >> he was in the are not too far from where we are standing, and his leg was broken. >> moments ago we just located one of the suspects on ferndale drive. we believe there is one more suspect out there. >> the chart -- the search continues for that suspect. the suspect who is in police custody
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
't speculate on what caused this. it was a very big surprise to us. >> reporter: roaring floodwaters have sent a lot of trees like this crashing into the water. one theory is the soil eroded the pipeline allowing debris to strike causing pipeline to rupture. they toured the spill today observing the cleanup and promising landowners like jim swanson he'll keep after exxonmobil to get rid of the oil. >> this cleanup is done when the state of montana says it done and i promise you this i'll be on this like smell on skunk until it's doenl. >> reporter: along another part of the river bank, bob castleberry showed us his flooded home and his land reiching of crude oil. >> when we bought it it was a dream home and we wanted to stay here forever. >> reporter: now the house will be torn down and bob and his wife will have to rebuild on higher ground. the oil stain on the side of his garage is the high watermark from the flooding. bob said he was shocked when he first looked out at the smelly water surrounding his house. >> i shined the spotlight and the river was black with crude oil, just black with c
. that's well to the north. so we have this big area of high pressure in place. that's acting like a heat pump. so looking at high temperatures today, in the 90s for denver. 96 degree. triple digits in phoenix as well as dallas. looks like the heat wave will remain with us for several days to come. so for the fourth of july, yeah, it's going to be hot and the firecrackers. 80s and low 90s across a good chunk of the nation. more of your forecast coming up. >>> and the weather is a major factor in the battle against the devastating wildfires in new mexico including the one threatening the los alamos nuclear lab. >> reporter: as firefighters try to keep the flames at bay with control burn, the runaway fire continues to consume trees and brush in the rugged mountains above the town of los alamos. the fire has now blackened more than 113,000 acres but it's moving away from town and the nuclear laboratory. good news according to the fire chief, but not enough. >> kind of between a rock and hard place, because we're trying to repopulate but we don't want to put people in danger. >> reporter: los
. >> really big shock. it was a really big shock. >> reporter: the commuter jet which was heading to north carolina suffered major damage to its tail and horizontal stabilizer and the collision came as a rude awaken for one of its passengers. >> i was half asleep. the next thing you know there is a bang. and we all wondered what happened. the pilot came on and said we've been clip bedity plane behind us. >> reporter: even the air traffic controller on duty could not believe what happened. >> did he hit you with his tail, with his wing? >> absolutely he did. >> reporter: a similar incident happened in april at new york's jfk airport when a large air france a-380 hit the tail of a much smaller jet giving it a traumatic spin. an investigation is under way to determine what caused this delta flight to ram into the jet in boston. but for now, passengers are praising delta staffers for their response to the incident. >> i think they responded pretty well. they told us everybody remain calm and they will have somebody come out and take care of us quickly and asked if anybody was hurt. luckily mos
the forecast. wall street rallied. a big bucket of cold water was poured on wall street and the economy with the lackluster jobs. >> the economy added an average of 215,000 jobs per month in the previous three months so the anticipation was there. and it showed a stand still in june. what is it about june, do we know what happen? >> it's not just june. they went back and revised downward the prior month. they thought they had 57,000 jobs in may. it turned out it was 25,000. they got rid of it -- they revised away 45,000 additional jobs. we think there have been temporary blips in the economy, the greek situation, storms all through the south you were reporting on. you've had high gas prices and a whole lot of other things have been happening and that caused the economy to come to a stand still and hiring come to a stand still in may and june. we hope that's the case. >> you want to bring up an important thing that a lot of people don't hear about. you call it the real unemployment rate, the ratio of unemployed, discouraged workers and people working part time because they can't find ful
a look outside with meteorologist ava marie. our big story this morning comes out of baltimore county, where a four-alarm fire at a hotel, sent two people to the hospital, and forced the evacuation of all150 hotel guests . this happened last night at the days inn in the 57-hundred block of baltimore national pike in catonsville. and 11 news reporter sheldon dutes was there. arrest in that deadly stabbing outside an inner harbor restaurant on july 4th. 32-year-old marcus harris faces first degree murder charges this morning in connection with the death of joseph calo. harris turned himself in at police headquarters saturday afternoon. calo was a tourist from alabama. he was stabbed to death outside of mccormick and schmick's restaurant shortly after the july 4th fireworks show. police believe the stabbing may have been the result of an earlier altercation. a wittness took a picture of the suspect .. which turned out to be an invaluable piece of evidence. calo's former girlfriend says she's pleased about the arrest. according to court records, harris' criminal history dates back to 2005
's already dead. that's a big lie. >> reporter: on wednesday, casey's parents, cindy and george left home again with nothing to say publicly. the anthony family has received death threats. while outside of the courthouse, mike estherly put a sign in her window that reads "baby killer". >> how can she be free after she killed her baby. >> reporter: most protesters are venting anger, there's always a possibility one could act out, targeting tanthony family, including casey when she's released or the 12 jurors. >> some of them will be vetted and found out and people will know who they are and they're terrified of that coming out. >> it's unclear when casey is released either today or ever if she'll earn money off of her notoriety. to that end, the state has filed a motion to tax her if she is earning any profits after this. there is a law in florida that allows the prosecution to recover the costs from the investigation and the prosecution and those costs easily exceed $1 million. >> kerry sanders, kerry, interesting point. mark lipman is george and cindy anthony's attorney. good morning to
a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another maj
's carl. >> amy, thanks. this is a big weekend in the trial of casey anthony. both sides have rested. the jurors should have the case tomorrow. nbc's kerry sanders is live in orlando to tell us what happened in the courtroom on friday, and kerry, it seemed like yet another bombshell. >> a big bombshell. remember here, casey anthony is accused of the first degree, premeditated murder of her daughter, 2-year-old caylee. and prosecutors say that she used duct tape and chloroform. and a big piece of evidence that they presented during this trial was searches on the home computer in the anthony home for chloroform. those searches were made three months before little caylee died. well, during this trial, cindy anthony, casey's mother, got on the stand and she said, you know what? i made those searches. i wasn't at work that day, i remember the day, i was looking for some information about the plants in the backyard, and whether they might be making my dogs sick, and that was me. well, the prosecution, using this time leading up to their rebuttal case, pulled the records from cindy anthony'
a controversial last choice option to end the stalemate. >>> how big was it? word this morning the number of possible victims involved in that hacking scandal in britain could be in the thousands. this morning one celebrity who says he was a target, hugh grant, speaks out in a live interview. >>> and we need a bigger boat. a huge 18-foot-long saltwater crocodile leaps out of the river to the delight and terror of tourists. and the photographer who took the picture says it's no croc d the picture says it's no croc d day. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. boy, the gloves are off in washington. the move could be more today because the president and top congressional leaders are going to go back to the negotiating table yet again. >> that's right. the republicans were not at all happy with the president's comment on tuesday. now senator mitch mcconnell has offered that last chance option. we're going to tell you what he is offering straight ahead. >>> also this morning matt, it was a dea
are still growing? coming up, the big business of children's gym memberships and the dangers of lifting too much weight too soon, matt. >>> let us begin on a tuesday morning with rupert murdoch, forced to answer some very difficult questions in parliament today. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with a preview. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. well, the questioning is set to begin in a couple of hours, just behind me. but ahead of the testimony, news corporation released a statement saying they take the allegations against "news of the world" seriously and are cooperating with authorities. but they reject any suggestion that what happened at the paper is somehow a reflection of the culture at the company. it is an unlikely faceoff. the head of the world's second largest media company, rupert murdoch, questioned by a small panel of british politicians over phone hacking at one of his papers. broadcast live, the world will be watching. >> i wouldn't underestimate. he's deceptively mild, but also extremely astute, as well. of and so he'll give, i think, probably
sister's hand. they became separated, and he went undercover >> all that i saw was a very big crowd of people. we were all thinking, what happened. >> they went quickly into action to find the missing child. >> they were asking for volunteers to step out there and grab each other's hands. they were trying to kick under water as well as look above water to see if they could find anybody. it is pretty intense to see everybody come together and try to help out. >> he was found in about 4 feet of water record >> somebody yelled out that they had found him. >> everybody rushed down to that point, in the direction of the lake house. they put him in the back of one of their trucks and brought into the paramedics. >> he park has been packed with people during the holiday weekend. paramedics mechanically to parents -- watch your children. >> we have had approximately 13 drownings and our county alone. this takes into account pulled drownings and open water products. >> i just want to say to all of those children out there -- please, be careful. i do not want anybody heard. >> he was rushed t
today in arizona after a big one there on tuesday in phoenix. we get more now from nbc's aditi roy. >> reporter: it looked like a scene right out of a disaster movie. but this massive dust storm that roared through parts of phoenix, tempe, and scottsdale, arizona, late tuesday was not a hollywood creation, it was a real life monster that caught many people by surprise. >> we were driving on the freeway and both of us at the same time said, what is that? and we pulled off the road and walked over here and just both just stared at it. >> this is as far as i got. i said i can't go any further. we pulled over to wait it out. >> reporter: the huge wall of dust reported to be some 50 miles wide was pushed by wind gusts of more than 60 miles an hour. instantly turning daytime into night. >> at one point visibility was down to about 25 yards. it was very dangerous situation across the city. >> reporter: the high winds toppled trees and power lines causing power outages throughout the area. low visibility led to flight delays into phoenix before the dust settled. aditi roy, nbc news, los an
to try to fight the current to get to finally what i call the big rock. it was a big island in the middle of this area about maybe five miles from where i started. >> and when you were discovered, were you still alone? how much time did you spend alone once you were finally out of the water? was there any chaos around you? try to describe the environment you were in. >> well, the environment to get to the big rock, first i was thrown into some huge boulders and i felt my body crushing so i had to jump out of there in order to keep from being knocked out or killed in the rocks. so i jumped to the other side, which was kind of a more smaller rocky beach area. i asked the lord to kind of give me a hand to get to the shore. and suddenly a big wave came over and i rolled with the wave in order to get to the shore. and i rolled again with the second wave hit and i rolled with the third and then i crawled to the beach. and i took my life vest off and put it on a stick to notify people i was there. i found a corner and i slept. my body was totally exhausted. >> after 16 hours, you can understand
? >>> plus our big city crowd has gone a bit country this morning for one of the hottest acts around. blake shelton. look at that crowd. the cma's male vocalist of the year takes over our summer concert stage in the 8:30 half-hour. >>> first let's begin with this fatal fall at a baseball game. kim fisher from kxas the nbc station in dallas is at the rangers ballpark in arlington. kim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. everyone out here is simply in shock over what happened here last night. it started off as a typical play. josh hamilton, snagged a foul ball, he went to toss it up into the stands. but it is what happened in the seconds after that that simply shocked everyone. 39-year-old shannon stone who had come to the game with his son, reached out to grab that ball and he fell over the railing. now some of the people who were around did try to grab him but they just couldn't do it as he fell over. he did fall 20 feet but what we understand is that he was coherent while he was down there talking with paramedics, asking about his son, making sure his son was okay. some of the f
the big rock. it was a big island in the middle of this area about maybe five miles from where i started. >> mexican rescuers are continuing their search today because they believe the missing americans could still be alive in the warm calm waters. >>> exxonmobil is now acknowledging that oil damage in the yellowstone river may be much worse than they initially stated. some 42,000 gallons of oil have leaked into the river in montana since friday night after a 12-inch pipe was ruptured. and the river is expected to peak today further complicating clean-up efforts. >>> a new study out today shows the risk of autism may not be caused by genetics. now one of the largest studies of twins with autism and related disorders shifts the focus to the womb itself, suggest that the mother's age and her health may play a larger role than previously thought. while the study doesn't solve the mystery of what causes autism, it shows faulty genes and outside factors may both be at work. >>> and, oh, baby, the duke and duchess of cambridge caused quite a stir in canada after kate middleton dropped a possib
th, 2011. at gorgeous morning. we have a big crowd spending it with us on the plaza. stepping outside to say hello in a little bit. in the meantime, inside studio 1a, i'm ann curry alongside mt. just ahead, the nation's reaction from casey anthony not guilty verdict. for many, it was a collective gasp of surprise. we'll show you how it's being received coast to coast, and a breakdown of order t. verdict with our team of legal experts. >>> and casey anthony's ex-fiance who testified at this trial will share his reaction in an exclusive live interview. >>> also this morning, after everything that was said during the investigation and trial, all the accusations and finger pointing, where does the anthony family going to go from here? >>> but, let's begin this half hour with how the not guilty verdict is playing out across the country. nbc's jeff rossen is outside our studio with that part of the story. >> good morning to you. i've been out here talking to a lot of people about where they were when the verdict came in. some people on the plaza told me they were on a train and watched on t
've given it some thought. the public outcry in this case is fairly uniform. she does not have a big supportive crowd out there. there are some out there who believe that she was not proven guilty, that the case was too weak. but these cases are not rabid casey anthony fans either. and i don't know if you heard about this, but a pornography company apparently offered her a spot on a video and has now since rescinded that offer in view of public outcry about this not guilty verdict. the publishers have their fingers on the point as well and look at the fact that perhaps people in large part are going to vote by not buying anything that she puts out. there will be a few that are interested and have a macabre interest in what she might say. but let me remind everybody everybody interested in this book, it's highly unlikely, this is one of the times you can say never, she's not going to say you might want to hear. she's not going to confess, she's not going to make startling revelations worth buying her book. i would say she's not going to make a great deal of money. >> kerry sanders in
. >>> wildfires making a big impact this fourth of july. >>> and making a difference -- a group of young women united in finding each other and fueling a group of young women united in finding each other and fueling a passion for flying. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening on a summer holiday sunday, when so many americans were taking the day off, jurors in an orlando courthouse were hard at work. listening to closing arguments before deciding the fate of a young mother. if you were anywhere near a television today, you couldn't escape the wall-to-wall coverage, the live feed of casey anthony at times stone-faced. at times, openly weeping. anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. and after more than a month of wrenching testimony, now the countdown to a verdict. nbc's kerry sanders has been covering the case from the start. he was in the courtroom today. and joins us from orlando. good evening, kerry. >> well good evening, kate, the prosecution and the defense were each given four hours to make their closing arguments. but like so many other asp
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